Virginia State Beekeepers Association
Virginia State Beekeepers Association
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SWARMS OF BEES

bee swarm

Do you have a large bunch of bees hanging around too close to your house and family? Have the bees moved into your house? Would you like them safely removed? If you have honey bees swarming on your property, please don't harm them! You can simply call a beekeeper who will come out and relocate them to a new area where they can continue their important pollination efforts safely. Please do not spray the bees or call an exterminator.


First, please be sure what you have are honey bees. If you see a large clump of bees hanging from a tree, or any type of overhang, and are in the open, versus in the ground or in a paper nest, then they are likely honey bees. Check this link for help with bee identification: http://pollinator.com/identify/whatsbuzzin.htm


There are local beekeepers willing to remove honey bees swarms and some that will do removals if honey bees have located in a structure such as a wall, soffit, etc. To find assistance removing a honey bee swarm or removal you can go to the “Local Groups” page of this website http://www.virginiabeekeepers.org/local-groups/local-groups-map to find a bee club close to you. Most clubs will have contact information for swarms and removals listed. There is also a site that lists those interested in removal by city is http://beeremovalsource.com/bee-removal-list/virginia/ 

The VSBA is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and advancing beekeeping in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership in the VSBA is open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers, alike. Annual membership dues are $12.00 per individual/family or $10.00 through local associations. In addition to other benefits, members receive a quarterly newsletter.

Promoting Knowledge and Fellowship
Among Beekeepers in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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